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Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, outgoing commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, speaks to MARFORPAC non-commissioned officers before the change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, August 26, 2016. The change of command ceremony represents the transfer of responsibility and authority between the commanders.
the U.S. Marine Corps ceremonial bands and drill team perform for public viewing, August 26, 2016. The guest of honor for the event was Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. (U.S. Marine Corps Courtesy Photo/ Released)
A Marine with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment helps the gunner fire a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile during a battle drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 23, 2016.  The more experienced Marines got up and helped guide the new Marines who were shooting the weapon system for the first time.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment fire a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile during a battle drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 23, 2016.  The Marines performed the drills using the M41A4 Saber Missile System, which can be effective at up to 4,000 meters.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment pass a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) missile for the gunner to load during a battle drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 23, 2016.  The Marines performed basic fire and maneuver drills with the Saber Missile System replicating combat situations.
U.S. Marines from Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 unit trained with Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters officers and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit military working dog handlers at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 24, 2016. Handlers and their military working dogs train regularly in a variety of areas such as locating explosives and narcotics, conducting patrols and human tracking in order to become a more effective team.
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit military working dog handler rewards his K-9 after finding hidden explosives during joint training with Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 unit and Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters officers at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 24, 2016. Handlers and their military working dogs train regularly in a variety of areas such as locating explosives and narcotics, conducting patrols and human tracking in order to become a more effective team.
A Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters officer searches for hidden explosives during joint training with the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s Provost Marshal’s Office K-9 unit and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kure Repair and Supply Facility Petroleum Terminal unit military working dog handlers at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 24, 2016. U.S. and Japanese handlers escorted their K-9’s to locate explosives hidden throughout the stations old furniture store. Handlers and their dogs later conducted evacuation training at the Penny Lake baseball field where they simulated reacting to a bomb threat. The area was set up as if residents had already evacuated the area and left their personal belongings behind.
(Left to right) U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Roy Kitchener, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, speaks with Brig. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during a rehearsal of concepts drill as part of Bold Alligator 2016 in Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 13, 2016. BA16 focuses on improving Navy-Marine Corps amphibious core competencies along with coalition, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Allied and partner nations as an investment in the current and future readiness of naval forces. BA16 is taking place Aug. 15-26, 2016, along the eastern seaboard.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment fire a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile during a battle drill at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 23, 2016.  The Marines performed basic fire and maneuver drills with the Saber Missile System and simulated combat situations.
Marines with Company G, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, embarked aboard the USS Germantown, conduct splash-and-recovery drills with Amphibious Assault Vehicles while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, August 23, 2016. Company G is the 31st MEU’s mechanized assault element specializes in ship-to-shore movement of Marine infantry. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The 31st MEU combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a wide variety of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region, from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, participates in a live fire mission with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines aboard Fort Stewart, GA, Aug 24, 2016.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Regiment mark off an area during the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Reconnessaince and Surveillance Training Course aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, Aug. 10, 2016. Select Marines within the Regiment under-went the training designed to equip them with the capability to confirm or deny CBRN presence on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson/Released)
John S. Landry, a poolee with Marine Corps Recruiting Substation New Orleans and RSS Houma, helps assemble an 80-percent scale replica of the Vietnam Wall at the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn in City Park, New Orleans, Aug. 25, 2016. The Marine Corps brought the wall to New Orleans as part of a commemorative plan to honor and remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The wall arrived in conjunction with Marine Forces Reserve’s Centennial celebration, which began with events in New Orleans this week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ian Leones/Released)
U.S. Marines moved gear onto the Bulgarian rail system, Aug. 23, 2016. The gear movement from Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, to Agile Spirit 16 in Tbilisi, Georgia, demonstrated the Marines’ ability to pack, load and transport gear quickly to support operations anywhere in the Black Sea region.
U.S. Marines moved gear onto the Bulgarian rail system, Aug. 23, 2016. The gear movement from Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, to Agile Spirit 16 in Tbilisi, Georgia, demonstrated the Marines’ ability to pack, load and transport gear quickly to support operations anywhere in the Black Sea region.
U.S. Marines moved gear onto the Bulgarian rail system, Aug. 23, 2016. The gear movement from Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, to Agile Spirit 16 in Tbilisi, Georgia, demonstrated the Marines’ ability to pack, load and transport gear quickly to support operations anywhere in the Black Sea region.
U.S. Marines moved gear onto the Bulgarian rail system, Aug. 23, 2016. The gear movement from Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, to Agile Spirit 16 in Tbilisi, Georgia, demonstrated the Marines’ ability to pack, load and transport gear quickly to support operations anywhere in the Black Sea region.
Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin box during a French Armed Forces Nautical Commando Course at Quartier Gribeauval, New Caledonia, August 16, 2016. The course is a part of Exercise AmeriCal 16, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance mutual combat capabilities and improve relations with our partners by exchanging a U.S. Marine Corps and French Armed Forces infantry platoon. While the U.S. Marines are in New Caledonia, the French infantry platoon traveled to Australia to participate in Exercise Koolendong 16 with U.S. and Australian forces.
French Army Pfc. Quentin Antomarchi, left, an infantryman, and Cpl. Joseph J. Bennetti, a machine gunner, box during a French Armed Forces Nautical Commando Course at Quartier Gribeauval, New Caledonia, August 16, 2016. The course is a part of Exercise AmeriCal 16, a bilateral training exercise designed to enhance mutual combat capabilities and improve relations with our partners by exchanging a U.S. Marine Corps and French Armed Forces infantry platoon. While the U.S. Marines are in New Caledonia, the French infantry platoon traveled to Australia to participate in Exercise Koolendong 16 with U.S. and Australian forces. Antomarchi from Toulouse, France, is with 92nd Infantry Regiment, French Army. Bennetti, from New York, New York, is with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.